Advisor profile

What you can expect when you work with me

 My purpose is to help you feel confident, connected and in control of your financial life. The right financial advice can help prepare you for whatever life brings – both the expected and the unexpected.

When you work with me, you receive:
  • 1:1 financial advice based on your goals and needs.
  • Personalized recommendations for a diversified portfolio, and solutions to help protect you from uncertainty.
  • Regular meetings to review your goals, progress and investments.
  • Anytime access to your investments and digital tools to help you stay on track.
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Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.

Areas of focus

  • Family Finances
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Investments




  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering - Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

Awards & recognition

  • Ho'ea - Wealth Advisory Group, Forbes Top Wealth Management Teams: High Net Worth, 2022
  • Five Star Wealth Manager, 2012-2017

Community participation

Kamehameha Lions Club, 2001-present

Kamehameha Lions Club Foundation - 2009-present.

•Chartered in 1948, the Kamehameha Lions are a volunteer group of men and women committed to acts of public service and charity. Their mission is simple: "We Serve".

•Past President.


Vaughn spends most of his time outside of work with his family. He has been happily married to his wife, Joanna for over 10 years. They have a daughter, Sophia, who attends ‘Iolani School and is active in piano and dance.

Sophia’s many activities dominate the family calendar, but they enjoy swimming, trying new restaurants and travel in their free time.

Vaughn has studied rinzai zen through martial arts and ceramics at Chozen-ji. Even when he can’t make it to the dojo, he tries to apply that clarity and awareness both personally and professionally.

Private Wealth Advisors

Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisors have extensive experience in helping affluent clients preserve and grow their wealth. They possess the capabilities and resources to provide customized recommendations and support for tax, estate, and retirement planning. They help clients step back and explore the full range of opportunities their wealth can bring. With years of experience and an established network of expert resources, Private Wealth Advisors are among the most qualified and credentialed advisors in the industry. Ameriprise Financial gives this elite group the highest priority and quality of service and resources available to help ensure their clients receive the best possible client experience.